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***NEW*** LA ROQUE. - PISCINE (With Pool & Private River beach)

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 30 nights

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Minimum Stay
6 - 30 nights


PISCINE (With Pool & Private River beach)

La Roque Piscine takes full advantage of the almost fortified position of the house, built on a giant rock overlooking the river. You enter via a walled terrace, with SPECTACULAR VIEWS of the Orb, its valley, vines and the mountain of Naudech (750m). In the middle of the terrace is a swimming pool (9m x 2.25m), with sunbeds, deckchairs, and a large dining table in the shade.

You can come into the house by the ancient front door, or through French windows to the comfortable salon (sitting room), which provides welcome relief from the summer heat. Like nearly all the rooms, the salon has beautiful hundred-year-old original coloured, patterned floor tiles.

An attractive corridor with Escher tiles and original artwork leads to a smaller, more intimate terrace at the eastern end of the house, looking down to the river over the medieval bridge, and up to the village on the hill opposite, ideal for breakfasting in the sun or eating out on warm evenings.

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About the property


LA ROQUE is a sympathetically restored old winemaker's house on the River Orb, in the Parc Natural Regional du Haut Languedoc.

***La Roque was selected for ALASTAIR SAWDAY'S Special Places to Stay: French Holiday Homes, 2008-10 and 2010-12*** See our website for more details: vieussan.net

With stunning views of the river, gorges, mountains and the medieval hill village of Vieussan, the house is situated in an idyllic location with stunning views directly overlooking the River Orb and your own Mediterranean garden.

The property has been divided into 2 separate gites, completely independent of one another. They each have their own private entrance, private gardens, and their own private river beach....Perfect for swimming, fishing, kayaking and just relaxing...


La Roque-Piscine has its own pool and private beach with picnic area and hammocks and superb river swimming. The renovated accommodation sleeps 7: 2 double bedrooms, a third room with a bunk bed and single bed. A new bathroom (with walk in shower), a very large kitchen dining area, 2 comfortable sitting rooms, one directly opening onto the terrace. There is a further private rear terrace overlooking the medieval bridge. Dishwasher, washing machine, WiFi, Ipod docks, linen & towels are included, and a cot and high chair is also available on request. We even have 4 kayaks available for use by our guests.

GITE 2: LA ROQUE-RIVIERE (With Private River Beach)

La Roque-Riviere is the entire ground floor of the house, with direct access to the river, its own private terrace and beach with picnic area and hammocks and superb river swimming. The renovated accommodation sleeps 6: Master bedroom with double bed, and 2 further doubles with twin beds. A new bathroom (with walk in shower), a very large (brand new) kitchen/dining/lounge area with a juliette balcony overlooking the Mediterranean garden and river. Games room (The old cave) with Table Tennis, Table Football, and Dart board. Dishwasher, washing machine, WiFi, Ipod docks, linen & towels are included, and a cot & high chair is also available on request.

For larger parties, the whole house can be hired (Sleeps 13).

For details of both our properties click between the 2 tabs at the top of this page, and see our website: www.vieussan.net for up to date details on pricing & availability as this website is not always updated.

Languages: Nous parlons français. Wir sprechen (ein Bisschen) Deutsch. Hablamos Espanol.

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Property Manager
Amanda Wallis
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
10 February, 2017

About Amanda Wallis

Motty & Mark live in Hertfordshire, England.

Why Amanda Wallis chose Saint-Chinian area

We bought this property after falling in love with it. The Vallee de l'Orb is truly a little corner of paradise and you are right in it, on the river! A perfect family holiday, escape from it all.

La Roque was selected for Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay: French Holiday Homes, 2008-10 and 2010-12.

See our website www.vieussan.net for up to date details on pricing & availability.

What makes this house unique

Relax in your own Mediterranean garden, your own private river beach and stunning views! Houses with direct river frontage where you can swim and kayak are hard to find in France, especially within a national park. This house is a gem.

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Shorter and irregular lets may be possible outside peak season, please enquire.
Security deposit of 200 euros or equivalent required, returnable after holiday


4.8/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)


Happy memories

  • 5 of 5

The fact that we have been three times, once to Rivière and twice to Piscine, is a clear indication of our enjoyment of the property and all it has to offer. It is peaceful, spacious, comfortable and generously provided, and it has the most wonderful views of the river, the bridge and the old village on the hill. We hear that the pool is being refurbished, which will add greatly to the amenity.

The Orb valley is very attractive, offering a variety of activities for people of all ages.

Communication with the owners has been friendly and efficient.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Fantastic property. Lovely kitchen with great views. Bedrooms light and airy but have shutters to keep heat out during day. Garden is gorgeous. We loved eating the fresh figs from the tree. The river is just wow. Kids swam, fished and kayaked every day. Local restaurant is lovely. Loads of the things to do nearby. Local markets fantastic. Gorges d'Heric is superb - gorgeous walk (husband went for a run on the nearby GR too) and beautiful rock pools to swim in. We stayed in La Roque Riviere (the downstairs one without a pool.) Met the neighbours who used their pool every day but we simply swam in the very safe river. Would definitely come again. Lady who showed us round was really friendly and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Stylish and comfortable house

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at La Roque Piscine. The house was well equipped and stylishly furnished. We enjoyed the area around the pool and walking down to the river bank. The kayakers regularly paddling by were making the most of the river. The nearby old village of Olargues is designated one of France's most beautiful and Lamalou les Bains provided a good shopping base and numerous restaurants. We made the 2 hour trek up Gorges d'Heric and also drove over the spectacular Millau viaduct. The Blue Lizard restaurant across the bridge does good food although the adjacent shop was closed while we were there.

A very restful break in an area popular with walkers and cyclists due to the lovely scenery and quiet roads.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your comments. We are glad you had a lovely stay and hope you come back and visit us again soon. Best wishes, Mark & Amanda
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  • 5 of 5

Maison très agréable. Vues magnifiques sur la rivière et le village.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Accommodation and facilities for PISCINE (With Pool & Private River beach)in Vieussan in Herault

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , (Walk in Shower)
  • The LARGE main bathroom has particular striking original floor tiles and a portion of the original stencilled decoration (c.1920) which was uncovered during renovations. Bath and separate walk in wet room shower. The bathroom has views over the River.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 3 Single Bed , (Bunk Bed and Single Bed)
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , (Access from rear terrace or through bedroom 3)
  • The FIRST double bedroom has original tiles, antique wardrobes and chests of drawers. The SECOND bedroom (Bunk beds & single bed) has a linking door to the THIRD master bedroom, and from there via French windows to the smaller, more intimate rear terrace, ideal for breakfasting or eating out in the evening, with views of the hills and the medieval village opposite. There is a separate sitting room in addition to the TV/Snug room. All bedrooms have radiators for warmth in spring and autumn, shutters, and mosquito blinds.
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
The pool is 9mx2.25m and 1.5m deep. Although it has an automatic hard cover, there is no barrier immediately around the pool, which makes it less suitable for small children (unless constantly supervised). ELDERLY, INFIRM AND WHEELCHAIRS Although the accommodation itself is all on one level. there are a number of steps from the street to the terrace and from the terrace into the house. The private river beach is accessed down a series of steps through the attractive Mediterranean garden terraces, OK for adults and children, but definitely unsuitable for anyone with mobility problems. The public beaches nearby (less than 5 mins walk) may be more accessible for someone with only moderate mobility problems. SMOKING Smokers are requested to smoke only outside the house.

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